Comment 2752

By schmadrian (registered) | Posted December 23, 2006 at 21:23:54

This may not be entirely on-topic, but I thought I'd throw it out there, though I'm bringing up transit as it now exists.

Has anyone else noticed the issue of how HSR's buses do not reflect the needs of three sectors of its users?

1) Parents with buggies 2) Riders with 'walkers' 3) 'Wheelchair-esque' users.

I seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time this month on buses, and I'll tell ya, I've been absolutely gobsmacked by how bad the fit is. It's like nobody forecasted either the increased use of these three items or their designs and how ease of access on the buses is so badly impacted. Never mind the fact that people seem absolutely contrarian when it comes to moving to the back of the bus (today on one of my trips, while the front was congested, there were FIVE seats at the back!), you get two walkers, two prams...and whatever joy's inherent in 'going mass transit' is gone. The passengers get crabby, the drivers get crabby...and it's not just because it's Christmastime.

I'm just sayin'...

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